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Organic Healing Garden Opens at Hudson Valley Cancer Center: The garden is also linked to the Think Pink, Live Green campaign, started by the global organization BreastCancer.org.

Jun 03, 2012 10:40AM

Opening ceremony for the Organic Garden for Healing at Hudson Valley Hospital Center

Hudson Valley Hospital Center announces the opening of its Organic Garden for Healing. The garden is part of the hospital’s Seeds for Health program, which offers education and therapy to cancer patients and their families at the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. The garden is also linked to the Think Pink, Live Green campaign, started by the global organization BreastCancer.org. The campaign stresses the importance of lifestyle changes in helping to prevent breast cancer and improve the health of those diagnosed with the disease.   

“By creating this garden we hope to nurture this philosophy, and what better partner to have in this endeavor than Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, a leader in the organic, farm to table movement,” says hospital president John C. Federspiel.  

With direction from Stone Barns, the hospital created an organic garden of herbs and vegetables that will be used to educate and nourish cancer patients and provide relaxation and contemplation for patients and their families. The hospital dedicated the garden in April with help from BreastCancer.org founder Dr. Marisa Weiss. “Contrary to popular opinion, most breast cancers aren’t inherited,” Weiss says. “This means there’s a lot you can do to lower your risk of developing breast cancer. The healthy lifestyle changes you make today can reduce your risk tomorrow.”

Hudson Valley Hospital Center is located at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor. For more information call 914.737.9000 or visit HVHC.org.

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